Thursday, May 11, 2017

BALLWIN - Wine, Beer, and Whiskey Tasting

Kick off Mother's Day Weekend with some amazing tastings at our 
Ballwin location

This Friday May 12th

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road in BALLWIN

Tasting - open house format - join us and tell your friends

Bottles will be opened at 5pm until they run out
  • Side Project Black and Berry  (with a chance to purchase a bottle**)
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Bible Belt (with a chance to purchase a bottle**)
  • Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne (Great for Mother's Day)
  • Laphroaig 18 Year Old (tasting only, none for sale)
  •  Amador County Hop Whiskey
    falmet rose
    What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne.  Tiny production!
    Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$49.99Order now button
    Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
    Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. 
    Joel Falmet is a small grower Champagne (RM) producer.  This area of Champagne produces richer and more full bodied wines than other parts of Champagne.  Many of the “Grand Marque” Champagnes generally use grapes from this region to add body and richness to their own wines.  Joel Falmet is one of the few growers that bottles his own Champagne in this region.

** Just by showing up you can enter in a drawing for a chance to purchase a bottle of Side Project Black and Berry (1 bottle available) or a bottle of Bible Belt (3 bottles available).  Sign a raffle ticket when you arrive.  You must be present if your name is drawn.  Drawing will be at 5:30pm that night

This Saturday May 13 
Bottles will be opened at noon - while they last.

  • Side Project Noir du Fermier (for tasting only, none for sale) 
  • Shared Brewing Proof of Concept   (for tasting only, none for sale) 
  • The Rare Barrel Gifted Branch (sour with peaches and apricots)  (for tasting only, none for sale) 
  • Jos. Magnus  Murray Hill Club
  • 2013 Ulysses Napa Red -- Rated 96 and 98 points! see info below
  • plus more wine TBA

"2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling..."- Robert Parker
2013 Ulysses Napa Valley Red....$179.99
The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases, and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more, given the Moueix track record.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

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